Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Nardil(Need some thoughts)

Posted by Vanessa on June 23, 2002, at 23:07:15

In reply to Re: Nardil(Need some thoughts), posted by BK on June 23, 2002, at 13:06:45

> It appears my posting has really struck a cord with you! First, I think you need to re-read my posting a bit more carefully. I did not suggest, point blank, of mixing Nardil and Adderal. Rather, I posed it as a question (note "?" after the sentence). Secondly, both Nardil and Adderal require prescriptions, thus Iím assuming any cocktailing would be done under Drís supervision. Finally, I too have read articles where the augmentation of a MAO has proved effective in the treatment of drug resistant depression. Certainly, this is not a first line of treatment, but something that should be considered when other, more conventional, forms of drug treatment have failed.
> I don't pretend to be a physician. Rather, I'm one of the many thousands who have not been helped by ADís or have been helped only temporarily. Thus, I use this site to elicit "out of the box" thinking that may be of use or at least worthy of further investigation. I've tried many of the suggestions offered herein, and always under my Dr's supervision. Most contributors of this site are incredablely knowledgeable and caring. And, unlike most physicians, they have first hand knowledge of the frustrations of the disease and the unpleasant effects of the drugs used to treat the disease. Reading about otherís experiences, which are similar to mine, and were not always mentioned by my Dr., has been very helpful and comforting.
> In the future, I will preface my comments with words of caution where applicable. I wholeheartedly apologize to anyone who might have misinterpreted my posting as a tested form of treatment, rather then a thought provoking question as was my intent.
> You need to drop the sarcasm and try a more thoughtful approach. To attack someone who took time to respond is not what this forum is all about.

I can only share with you my experience. After several years on MAOIs, their effectiveness dramatically lessened. I became suicidally depressed. It has taken years for me to come up with a combination that is somewhat effective. I stayed on Nardil, but have augmented it with zyprexa, wellbutrin, dexedrine, vivacil and yohimbe -- all "no nos" and all under my doctor's care. I thank god for the Internet, becauses some of these meds that help are ones I suggested to my doctor, who is an excellent psychopharmacologist, after research on the Internet. Obviously, I am not suggesting that it is OK for everyone with a complicated depression to follow my formula. We are all different. What I am saying is that if my doctor had followed this whole business of rigid, black and white rules about combining meds, I would still be in the quicksand and more than ready to die.




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Vanessa thread:110142